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AuthorOlen Steinhauer
LanguageEnglish
PublisherPicador USA
Publication Date42052
Book DescriptionAN INDIE NEXT PICK, A BOOKLIST BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR, A CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH, AN AMAZON BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH, A POPSUGAR BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH, , From the author of New York Times bestseller The Tourist..., , Sophie Kohl is living a nightmare. Minutes after she confesses to her husband, a mid-level American diplomat in Hungary, that she had an affair while they were in Cairo, he is shot and killed., , Stan Bertolli, a Cairo-based CIA agent, has fielded his share of midnight calls. But his heart skips a beat when, this time, he hears the voice of the only woman he ever truly loved ask why her husband has been assassinated., , Omar Halawi has worked in Egyptian intelligence for years, and he knows how to play the game. But the murder of a diplomat in Hungary has ripples all the way to Cairo, and Omar must follow the fallout wherever it leads., , As these players converge on Cairo, Olen Steinhauer masterfully unveils a portrait of a marriage, a jigsaw puzzle of loyalty and betrayal, against a dangerous world of political games where allegiances are never clear and outcomes are never guaranteed.
Editorial ReviewPraise for "The Cairo Affair" "A stunning stand-alone that is as emotionally rich as it is layered with intrigue."--"Booklist" (starred review)"A genuine page turner--cleverly conceived and intricately plotted. Steinhauer juggles political and personal loyalties with a master storyteller's sleight of hand."--Joseph Kanon""The Cairo Affair" is the espionage novel at its best, packed with betrayals, double-crosses, hidden agendas, moral conflicts, international relations, and even a delectable double-entendre of a title."--Chris PavoneMore Praise for Olen Steinhauer: "Not since le Carre has a writer so vividly evoked the multilayered, multifaceted, deeply paranoid world of espionage, in which identities and allegiances are malleable and ever shifting, the mirrors of loyalty and betrayal reflecting one another to infinity."--"The New York Times""This ambitious, complex story spans the globe. Even when the intricacies of its plot are most challenging, we are fascinated and swept forward...Olen Steinhauer's Milo Weaver novels are must-reads for lovers of the genre."--"The Washington Post""Stunning."--"USA Today""Excellent."--"Publishers Weekly "(starred review)"Dazzling."--"Booklist "(starred review)"One of the best."--"Kirkus" (starred review)"Mesmerizing.""--Library Journal"
About the AuthorOLEN STEINHAUER, the New York Times bestselling author of ten previous novels including The Tourist, is a Dashiell Hammett Award winner, a two-time Edgar award finalist, and has also been shortlisted for the Anthony, the Macavity, the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, and the Barry awards. Raised in Virginia, he lives in New York and Budapest, Hungary. Visit OlenSteinhauer.com.
Number of Pages408